December 20, 2013

DFNSD: Book Review

Hey Everyone,

Recall from the first and second posts about digestion in the stomach that, contrary to the endless stream of commercials for over-the-counter antacids and prescription proton pump inhibitors (acid-suppressing drugs), sufficient stomach acid is a normal, healthy, and absolutely essential part of good digestion.

I mentioned that I would post a review of the book Why Stomach Acid is Good for You, but I was holding off until we had covered enough of the details that the review would actually make sense. And considering we’re on to talking about the small intestine now, I’d say we’re there.

The review I wrote appeared in print a few months ago in Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation. It took them a while, but they’ve finally gotten around to posting the online version. So instead of me posting it here, if you want to check out the review, hop on over there and take a look. There probably isn’t a whole lot there that I didn’t cover in better detail on the blog, but if there’s someone in your life who’s popping antacids like they’re candy and can’t understand why: 1) they’re still getting heartburn all the time, 2) they have a bunch of other health issues as well (but have no idea they might be connected to low stomach acid), or 3) you want them to “get this stuff,” but they’re not likely to read my entire series on digestion, please send them this link. There’s a better chance they’d be willing to read one book review than 8 or 9 different posts.

Have a great weekend!

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